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Plan It! with the Musicians Union at The Gibson Guitar Studio

Monday 09.05.2011 13:00

Venue : The Gibson Guitar Studio, 29-35 Rathbone St, London W1T 1NJ

Category : music workshop



Plan It! 

Planning Your Career: The Building Blocks to a Successful Career in Music In association with the Musicians Union

This Workshop will provide a guide to starting out and developing a career as a professional musician:

  • your career/business plan from the point of view of a singer-songwriter and a writer/composer
  • planning your career strategy – what you want to achieve and how to go about it
  • starting your own business
  • creating commercial and creative collaborations
  • selecting your business partners (manager, producers, labels, publishers, pluggers, PR, agents)
  • developing and implementing a communications strategy
  • making the necessary contacts
  • distribution (online/offline) and what you need to do to build a sustainable career with your eyes open

Panellists include:  Keith Harris (Manager and Director of Performer Affairs at PPL), Chris Craker (Craker Media, Manager and Studio Manager), Lance Phillips (Lawyer, Sheridans Law Firm), Adam Ficek (MU member and ex-Babyshambles guitarist), Tim Berg (accountant) and David Webster (MU)

Wristband only


At City Showcase: Spotlight London and City Showcase: Rocklands, one recession-busting all-access £8 wristband gets you into all listed events free subject to capacity (at The Gibson Guitar Studio, The Borderline, The 100 Club, 229, The Social, The Bowery, New Cross Inn) plus qualifies the wearer for some great shop discounts.


Line Up:

Adam Ficek

Adam Ficek has been directly involved with almost every facet of today's music industry.

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Chris Craker

Chris Craker has operated at the very forefront of the music industry for over 25 years.

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Dave Webster

Dave Webster is London Region Senior Organiser at the Musicians’ Union.

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Keith Harris

Keith Harris began work in the record industry in 1974. 

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Lance Phillips

Lance spent twelve years working in the music industry as a recording engineer and producer before qualifying as a solicitor.

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Tim Berg, FCA

Tim Berg is a Board / Partner level Finance Executive with over 25 years of experience across the professional and the commercial worlds.

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